council makes. There may be a 27-gate terminal one day. There may be
businesses paid for solely by our taxes all over the city and other
businesses kept away forever because of our money. There may be
ignored voices and unheard cries for common sense, there may be
decisions that will kill the beauty that is Burbank.
But so long as we keep writing these letters, keep going down to
City Hall every Tuesday, so long as we keep trying and keep fighting
and keep making our voices heard, no one can say we don't care about
Burbank and every one of its citizens.
Don't ever say we don't care. I know personally, I make myself
open with my appearances here and at City Hall, so I am vulnerable to
attacks and criticisms. Attack me for my beliefs and opinions, my
viewpoints and politics ... but don't ever say I don't care.
Jesse L. Byers
Planning board needs more planning
From watching most of the Planning Board meeting last month, there
appears to be two different Platt projects, with the one with as many
as 500 more vehicular trips each day projected than a pure
residential project would permit, that was being recommended for
approval to the City Council.
It was extremely confusing, since there were no architectural
drawings or renderings presented to the public. This is the first
time in at least the past dozen years that a project moved forward
from the Planning Board to the council with no idea of what a
development would look like and how it would fit into the community.
How can one even answer the basic question as to whether the
project would be compatible with the surrounding community without
I believe it should go back to the Planning Board for further
evaluation before moving to the City Council. Further, I believe
nothing on the site should be more than five stories to be compatible
with the adjacent residential neighborhood.
To protect the residential community to the north, the ground
floor commercial uses should be concentrated on the Olive side of the